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University of Wisconsin–Madison
Michael  Flaherty

Michael Flaherty

Expert on the media, the role of journalism in public policy debate, public relations and its role in public dialogue

Senior lecturer, life sciences communication Work: 608-332-5200 — Home and cell phones available upon request mjflaher@wisc.edu Home page

Topics

  • Public policy communications and public relations issues, and the interface in public debate among the media, politics and policy
  • Role of communication and relationship building in leadership, both from a personal leadership perspective and an organizational leadership perspective
  • Coalition building, social marketing and relationship building: two-way communication and public relationship-building

Achievements

  • Alchemy Award for public policy media campaign, Public Relations Society of America, Dane County, 2008-09
  • National awards in government reporting and agricultural reporting (as reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal)
  • Former Washington Correspondent for Ottaway Newspapers, Dow Jones daily newspaper organization
  • Former president, National Association of Agricultural Journalists

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